KONY 2012 – Join the Fight

President Obama has sent in troop to find Kony who has been abducting boy and girls for his personal army and pleasures for more than a decade.  We must pray and make sure congress continues to fund the effort to find Kony and bring him to justice.  He uses the Word of God as a Sword to commit Satan’s work – he must be stopped by any means necessary. It is sad and amazing how the oppressed imitate the oppressors

 

CNN’s Black in America

The show was a huge dissapointment , though I should not have expected much more.  What was even more of a disappointment was to hear some of my progressive associates stating that it was a waste of 4 hours because there are more important things to talk about.  We have visited and revisited the holocaust and no one EVER has the audacity (no one in the mainstream) to say we’ve hear enough.  But somehow, the plight of American apartheid and its effects on African American and the society as a whole are some disconnected set of events that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the demise of this nation.

The problem I have with that is that NOTHING HAS CHANGED.  The show and subject matter are NOT trite because there are bigger problems going on – this is a symptom of much larger problems.  The show was trite because it was trite!  Because CNN was afraid to say WHY we are dealing with this more than 100 years after slavery and 40 years after American apartheid “officially” ended.   The truth of the matter is American apartheid HAS NOT ENDED.  It’s just changed clothes.  That’s what we were looking at.  For instances, according to the FBI – white men commit 35% more sexual crimes, 47% more assaults, 45% more property crimes and 64% more violent crimes than African Americans.  Yet blacks make up the majority of the men in prison.  Additionally, according to a study done by the Justice Policy institute white teens, use, abuse and sell more drugs than African American teens; yet the majority of convictions are teens of color.  American Apartheid is alive and well – and the “WHYS” and what are we going to do about it should have been addressed.

If this country would not tolerate this travesty in the justice system then maybe GITMO wouldn’t have happened nor the FEMA disaster.  One evil begets another.  Just as the author of Freakanomics or the Tipping Point (can’t remember which one, i read a lot) noted that not tolerating graffiti in the subway stations eventually led to a decrease in subway crimes – so is the case with the situation in African America.  i.e. not tolerating one ill will lead to intolerance of other ills

Letter to Maxine Waters and the Congressional Black Caucus

You promised.YOU PROMISED!You promised that if we lived right, if we got a good education, if we worked hard that we could have the American Dream, you promised.Well, I did all of those things and you didn’t support me.You lied.You lied to me and to every child like me.

When my son was young I used to tell him fairytales – I’m sure you told them to your children too.They went something like this:“Young Jamal or “little Aisha” you can be anything in the world that you want to be, you could be the President of the United States if you wanted.All that you have to do is…”But did we really mean it?Of course not, we knew in our heart of hearts, that a black person could NEVER be President of these United States.I mean let’s get real, we knew in our heart of hearts that we could not even depend on our own community to support us much less others.No, our community couldn’t support us because they were too busy seeking approval from the power structure.They couldn’t support us because a step up for me, means a step down for them…or so they believed.

I grew up learning Each one Teach one.I grew up with the knowledge that I, as a part of the talented tenth, had an OBLIGATION to support my community first.That is first God, then my community, then others.

I’m sorry that you didn’t learn that or that you’ve forgotten.I’m truly sorry that you obviously have no clue as to what you have just done.You have stolen the hope or sold the hope of our youth.Because you see, the fairytale that I told my son was starting to become a reality.I saw a change in the way my son conducted himself.I’ve seen an improvement in his grades.His friends have told me they are now compelled to do better at school, to “stop skipping third period” … “Shoot, if Obama can be President so can I”, this is the mantra I’m hearing from my son’s classmates.You have sold the hopes of our community.

Don’t believe me?When white woman got the right to vote earlier last century, what did we get?!?NOTHING, that’s what we got.When Martin Luther King Jr. and many unsung heroes gave their lives so that Johnson would feel compelled to pass the Civil Rights Act who benefited?!?EVERYONE, that’s who.EVERYONE!Everyone benefited from our leaders giving up their lives so that OUR COMMUNITY could have hope.So, as it was 90 years ago when white women got the right to vote, so it will be if Hillary Clinton becomes President.My life will not get any better, as it didn’t get any better under any of the Bushes or Bill.I will still have my home, my son will still attend college and life in my household will move forward. However, my brothers and sisters will still be under 3 strikes and your out, while their white counterparts get a slap on the wrist.Economics will ebb and flow depending upon innovations not the President.Look at statistics; look at the GDP over the last 70 years.There’s no relationship between what party is in office and the inflation rate or GDP.

I feel so betrayed and abandoned!I will urge everyone around me to vote Republican if the nomination goes to Billary.It won’t make a difference any way, but our voice will be heard!Either together we stand or divided we fall – and fall we shall if we continue on this path.

Sincerely,

Rabble Rouser
And instigator of TheUrbanRevolution.com